🌱Heart Of Charlotte Awards Open For Nominations + Potters Market

Hey, neighbors. It’s Wednesday in Charlotte and I’m back in your inbox to get you caught up on the most important things happening in town.

Now, today’s weather:

A p.m. t-storm in spots. High: 92 Low: 72.

Here are the top five stories in Charlotte today:

  1. Northeastern University in Charlotte is now accepting nominations for the second annual Heart of Charlotte Awards from now until August 31. “Officials say the Heart of Charlotte Awards program aims to recognize individuals and organizations committed to bettering the Charlotte metro community by strengthening neighborhood connections, investing in educational achievement, creating jobs and supporting business development, and fostering social, racial and health equity,” according to WCCB Charlotte. (WCCB Charlotte)
  2. Firefighters battled a fire for half an hour at a chemical plant in Salisbury Tuesday afternoon. “The fire was reported around 12:45 p.m. at Henkel Co., an adhesives manufacturer off Cedar Springs Road, close to South Main Street. The first crews to arrive noticed heavy, black smoke near the building. Hazmat and additional firefighters were called in to help. A statement from the Salisbury Fire Department says firefighters responded to an outside forklift fire that was quickly extinguished by Engine 6. There were no injuries,” according to WBTV. (WBTV)
  3. The city of Charlotte plans to host its first community events later this month to launch public engagement efforts that will shape the Charlotte Arts and Culture Plan. According to the city government, it is “committed to ensuring the plan reflects what the community wants for the future of local arts and culture. To that end, the planning team wants to hear from people across the area, whether they live, work, or play in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.” Everyone who is a resident of Charlotte-Mecklenburg is invited to this family-friendly event at Silver Hammer Studios at AvidXchange on Aug. 23. (charlottenc.gov)
  4. “Four Texas men were sentenced to prison Tuesday for delivering more than 14 kilograms of cocaine to Charlotte in 2021,” according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office. Fox 46 Charlotte reported that, “prosecutors said Miguel Angel Mares, 35, of Dallas, Texas, David Mondragon, 38, of Houston, Texas, Juan Carlos Mendoza, 40, of Laredo, Texas, and Milton Rivera-Cubas, 31, a Honduran national residing in Garland, Texas, conspired with each other to traffic cocaine.” (Fox 46 Charlotte)
  5. The 2022 Potters Market at the Mint will feature 55 booths representing more than 55 of the top potters working in North Carolina. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Mint Museum Randolph lawn. The event helps support the ceramic artists of North Carolina, introduces the importance of the ceramic arts and the collections of The Mint Museum to new audiences and raises money to support The Mint Museum.” Attendees can buy pottery, watch pottery demonstrations, listen to live music, enter a raffle, spent time in the beer garden and purchase food, as well as have free access to Mint Museum Randolph galleries during this event. (South Charlotte Weekly)

Today in Charlotte:

  • North Mecklenburg Farmers Market (7 a.m. to noon)
  • Center City Green Market (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Charlotte Regional Farmers Market (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Senior’s Ministry at Second Calvary Baptist Church (10 a.m.)
  • Food Truck Lunch In Southpark at Fairview Plaza (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • North End Farmer’s Market at Camp North End (4 to 8 p.m.)
  • Karaoke Night at Picture Project CLT Selfie Museum (5 p.m.)
  • Music at the Mount at Camp North End (5 to 8 p.m.)
  • Game Night at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (5 to 9 p.m.)
  • Ballantyne Women In Power Networking & Mastermind Roundtable at Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlotte Ballantyne (6:30 to 8 p.m.)
  • Funny On The Fly ALL-STARS | Queen City Comedy Experience Edition at The Comedy Zone (7 p.m.)
  • Dave Lange performance at Mac’s Speed Shop (7 p.m.)
  • R&B Soundstage Reloaded at STATS Restaurant & Bar (7 to 10 p.m.)
  • Encanto: The Sing Along Film Concert at PNC Music Pavilion (7:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Charlotte firefighters are helping prepare students for the upcoming school year by collecting school supplies for students in need. (Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte NC via Facebook)
  • The #ClearTheShelters event with WCNC, WCNC Charlotte, and Telemundo continues! Fee waived adoptions with a monetary donation now through Aug. 31. Come visit the shelter and adopt! http://cltgov.me/petadoption (CMPD Animal Care and Control via Facebook)
  • Volunteer opportunities for this year’s festival and parade Aug. 20-21 can be found by tapping here: https://charlottepride.org/vol… (Charlotte Pride via Facebook)
  • The Charlotte Symphony welcomes Rhiannon Giddens to the stage for our Annual Gala Concert! The Grammy award-winner and North Carolina native joins your CSO for a one-night-only performance this Nov. 5 at Belk Theater. (Charlotte Symphony via Facebook)
  • The Kindness Project was featured in a podcast on QC Creatives powered by Spindle Media. Listen to the heartfelt interviews discussing the importance of kindness in theatre and the world. (Children’s Theatre of Charlotte via Facebook)
  • Beginning Sept. 11, Brave Step is kicking off a 12-week group therapy for survivors who identify as female. Led by a trauma therapist, survivors will learn new skills, begin to address their trauma, and find community with others. (Brave Step via Facebook)
  • Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is looking at adding a new LYNX Blue Line station in South End. Right now, there’s no stop between a station at East and West boulevards and New Bern Street. (Sustain Charlotte via Facebook)
  • Just like that we are gearing up for Freedom School 2023 with our August Supply Drive. This month we are requesting non-rolling bookbags. Find out more: http://ow.ly/PL2V50KeWhB #freedomschoolclt (Charlotte Freedom School Partners via Facebook)
  • Looking for some science fun to mix up your week? Fly over to Quest Nature Center Friday, Aug. 12 between noon and 3 p.m. to meet the talented educators of STARBASE Charlotte! (Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Nature Centers via Facebook)
  • Help me find Sherri a forever home! This sweet girl has been through a tough time. She is truly the sweetest animal I’ve fostered. Friendly with everyone and everything. Gentle and loving. House trained and training on leash walking. (Nextdoor)
  • Looking for information on Joseph Grier Academy, my seven-year-old granddaughter will be attending and also riding the school bus. Is it a good school? (Nextdoor)
  • I’m looking for a handyman to bring my washer and dryer in the house and upstairs to install. I’m in the Woodbury subdivision. As soon as possible, please. (Nextdoor)

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Alexis Goring

About me: My name is Alexis A. Goring. I’m an East Coast Girl with a pulse for people, news and feature stories! I’ve worked as a freelance writer/editor/proofreader in the media industry for 15 years. I’m also a published author, experienced blogger, and founder of Writer at Heart Editorial Services. Visit my website for more details about me and my work. Here’s the link: https://alexisagoring.jimdofree.com.

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